By Amy Devers + Jaime Derringer / Design Milk
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
Design is universal. We all live and work in the built world, and every object, system and environment in the built world has been designed. Clever is a podcast about design. Well, actually, it's about designers, too. Sure, they're visionaries, problem-solvers, critical thinkers, rebels and aesthetes, but above all, they're human. Designer Amy Devers and Design Milk's Jaime Derringer are having candid and revealing conversations with these super-smart people because, well, relating to the humans responsible for the objects and environments that shape our lives can result in a more meaningful connection to the built world.
||ExplicitEp. 23: Daniel Libeskind||World-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind inspires Jaime and Amy with his eternally optimistic world-view and powerfully uplifting story of being born into persecution, immigrating to “the promised land” of the U.S. and participating in the space race||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 22: Ghislaine Viñas||Interior designer Ghislaine Viñas talks to Amy and Jaime about what it was like to grow up in apartheid South Africa, how she accidentally landed her first real interior design job, and how she’s too adventurous to work for anyone but herself. Plus, sh||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 21: Sebastian Errazuriz||Chilean-born artist / designer / activist Sebastian Errazuriz captivates Amy and Jaime with tales of his rigorous arts training, examples of his immaculate hustle and a specific method he employs whenever he needs to force an idea up to the surface. He’||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 20: Seth Grizzle of graypants||Seth Grizzle, of architecture and product design studio graypants, tells Amy and Jaime about being the creative kid in a family that didn’t quite “get” him, how an art teacher helped set him on the course to architecture and why living on a boat hel||12/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 19: David Trubridge||New Zealand-based designer/maker David Trubridge, who is known the world over for his beautiful and environmentally responsible lighting and furniture, has wandered to the corners of the earth, soaked up all its glory, and pays homage to it in everything||12/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 18: Kelly Wearstler||LA-based interior designer Kelly Wearstler recounts to Amy and Jaime the journey from creating and selling crafts in her youth to building her namesake global lifestyle brand. Along the way she's worked waiting tables, battled painful shyness, and become||11/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 17: Kevin Greenberg||Brooklyn-based architect Kevin Greenberg of Space Exploration delights Jaime and Amy with tales of culture shock while working in Japan, notes that decades of architecture practice has re-wired his brain to notice bad design, and articulates how he would||11/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 16: Harry Allen||Product and interior designer Harry Allen shares with Amy and Jaime how his childhood in New Jersey was shaped by frequent field trips to NYC, how he collaborated with chef Daniel Boulud to design his thesis project, and why he decided to cast an actual p||10/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 15: Sandy Chilewich||Textile product designer and entrepreneur Sandy Chilewich regales Amy and Jaime with tales of growing up in Rotterdam, being a child of the ‘60s and finding her way to founding the very successful Hue leg wear company. Now, as the head of Chilewich Sult||10/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 14: Danny Seo||Eco-friendly lifestyle expert Danny Seo talks to Jaime and Amy about how he found his true calling at 12 years old, how being famous in Korea at a young age helped him keep his ego in check, and how he navigates tough situations by trying to understand th||10/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 13: Tanya Aguiñiga||Mexican and American artist/designer/maker/activist Tanya Aguiñiga shares with Jaime and Amy what it was like growing up in Tijuana and crossing the US border every day to attend school in the US, how an accidental haircut during her troubled teenage yea||9/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 12: David Weeks||Lighting, furnishing, and toy designer David Weeks chats up Jaime and Amy about growing up in the South, making it in NYC, and being driven by curiosity, liberation and the importance of tactility in an increasingly virtual world. Along the way he slips i||9/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 11: Lee Broom||UK-based product and interior designer Lee Broom entertains Jaime and Amy with stories of being a child actor in a Shakespeare company, winning a fashion design competition that led to working with Vivienne Westwood, and designing the most expensive ligh||8/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 10: Greg Benson of Loll Designs||Designer and CEO of Loll Designs, Greg Benson, is living the good life in Duluth, MN. He shares with Jaime and Amy his trajectory from building skate parks all over the world as a founder of TrueRide, to growing the trifecta of design, manufacturing, and||8/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 9: Gemma O'Brien||Australian designer, illustrator and typographer Gemma O’Brien reveals how her big break began with being slammed by a noteworthy font expert on the internet, regales Jaime and Amy with her puke puns for illustrated barf bags, and elaborates on her deep||7/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 8: Robert Brunner||Ammunition’s Robert Brunner breaks down the headphone renaissance created by Beats by Dr. Dre, tells the story of his accidental path to studying industrial design, and explains why empathy is an important part of his creative process. He also details h||7/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 7: Terry Crews||Actor, artist and renaissance man, Terry Crews recounts his adventures in furniture design, gets candid about his childhood ambition to escape the trap of his bleak hometown, and expounds on his duality as both a tough athlete and sensitive artist. In the||6/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 6: Jonathan Adler||Potter and home decor mogul, Jonathan Adler reveals to Jaime and Amy how he found refuge from a tortured adolescence in clay and the potter’s wheel, and then how getting out from behind the wheel engendered a personal creative explosion. He also shares||6/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 5: Rebecca Finell||Jaime and Amy talk to design mogul Rebecca Finell of Finell about her unusual path from medicine to modern design, balancing business with babies, and standing out in a sea of sameness. Rebecca talks about designing her first hit product while still in s||5/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 4: Brendan Ravenhill||LA-based lighting and furniture designer Brendan Ravenhill opens up about growing up in West Africa, how the process of making helped him work through grief, and his unusual career path from lobsters to light bulbs.||5/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 3: Jaime Derringer & Amy Devers||In this episode, internally nicknamed “The First Pancake,” Jaime and Amy interview each other. We learn how Jaime built the Design Milk brand, how she grew up in furniture stores, and how she is using art as therapy to work through issues of perfectio||5/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 2: Genevieve Gorder||TV personality and interior designer Genevieve Gorder gives Amy and Jaime the lowdown on the whirlwind that was Trading Spaces, which changed the trajectory of her life and career. She also tells the story of working for Prince back in the day, and gets c||5/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 1: Joe Doucet||New York-based multi-disciplinary designer Joe Doucet tells Amy and Jaime why he doesn’t start any project with sketching, how a pair of avant-garde headphones caught the attention of Lady Gaga, and how he cross trains his brain.||5/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPreview||Design is universal. We all live and work in the built world, and every object, system and environment in the built world has been designed. Clever is a podcast about design. Well, actually, it's about designers, too. Sure, they're visionaries, problem-so||4/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Coffee with my Cad
Love listenting to Amy and Jamie when working in cad. Smart, creative and intriguing. Enjoy most of the guests they have featured and will continue to tune in and recomend to friends! Keep up the great work.
I have been waiting for a podcast like this.
inspiration to keep going
Each week Amy and Jaime bring an an inspiring designer to the show. I enjoy hearing each designer's unique perspective and experience in the design world. As a designer myself, I find inspiritation in the candid podcast. It's like a good friend telling me "You're going to be ok, keep designing, don't stop!" Thanks for a great podcast, ladies!